NOTE FROM TOM: "LAKESIDE GIRL" AND OTHERS WHO CAN'T READ ARTICLES SUCH AS THE ONE BELOW
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Well thank you for refreshing the index; that is really appreciated! However now you have sparked the longing for a bowl, a large bowl of snapper soup with a wee bit of sherry. "Shorty" Skwara ran a tavern on Brunswick and Spruce and he caught his own turtles. Friday was a special of flounder along with a bowl of snapper. For a tiny place it was standing room only and if you didn't get there early you might go hungry. One day I spied an old cedar canoe in poor condition in his yard and when I asked his intentions regarding the boat he said that my Dad would occasionally help him with his turtle trapping in that canoe. I tracked the numbers etched in the inner keel and found that it is an Old Town that was built in 1939. They have the records on each and every canoe or skiff ever built and can send you a part if you furnish that number. My restoration certainly did not do it justice but I still have it. Now, to find a place to get an honest bowl of snapper? I believe Dad said the pond at Walker Gordon Dairy was the best source of snappers in the area.
YOU ARE VERY WELCOME, ED. GLAD TO BE OF SERVICE. FOR ABOUT 12 YEARS IN THE 1940'S ONE OF OUR HARTLEY AVENUE NEIGHBORS WAS FRANK SKWARA. FRANK HAD A DAUGHTER DOLORES WHO HUNG AROUND WITH MY SISTER, AND A SON FRANK JR. WHO WAS A LICENSED PILOT. HE USE TO FLY LOW OVER THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN HIS PLANE AND "WOBBLE" HIS WINGS. I'LL BET THEY ARE RELATED. I KNOW RELATIVES WERE OVER IN THE PENNSYLVANIA-OHIO AVENUE AREA OF NORTH TRENTON.
Thanks, Tom. I learn something new about my computer just about every day! Lakeside Girl